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USN-1639-1: unity-firefox-extension vulnerability

22 November 2012

unity-firefox-extension could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a malicious website.

Releases

Packages

Details

It was discovered that unity-firefox-extension incorrectly handled certain
callbacks. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause
unity-firefox-extension to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or
possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 12.10

After a standard system update you need to restart Firefox to make all the
necessary changes.

References